Alexis Wagner

Manager, Food and Beverage Processing at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), Government of Canada

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Manager, Food and Beverage Processing, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), Government of Canada
Junior Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Alexis is the Manager of Food and Beverage Processing at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) – a Department in the Government of Canada. In her role, she leads research, analysis, and policy advice to support a globally competitive food and beverage processing sector.

Prior to joining ISED in 2019, Alexis enjoyed an accomplished career in the brewing industry. She began her career with Labatt Breweries and then took on head brewer and assistant brewmaster roles with Mill Street Brewery - Canada’s largest craft brewery.

Alexis holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge, where she researched farm-level adoption of Beneficial Management Practices as a Chevening Scholar. She received her undergraduate degree in Biological and Food Engineering from the University of Guelph, in Canada. She published research on bioplastic nanofibers, while at the University’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre.

Alexis currently serves on the board of several organizations that address different aspects of the food system.